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Digitalisation in Life Sciences Ireland

Therese Keohane | July 2, 2024

BCG recently reported that less than 20% of biopharma companies have successfully executed a digital transformation, which is well below the 35% cross-industry average. The report also highlighted that this lack of success appears to be due to an incremental approach that has resulted in 88% of digitalisation efforts happening within silos, not company-wide. Therese Keohane, Director of Operations, Kestria Ireland, interviewed Mohamed Noor, Digitalisation Manager at NIBRT, about digitalisation in Life Sciences in Ireland.

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AI and personalization: Enhancing shopping, recommendations and service

| June 19, 2024

In today's retail industry, digital transformation rules are fueled by AI and tech advances. Consumers want personalized experiences, driving a rise in targeted marketing and custom products. Online shopping remains strong, complemented by a renewed interest in physical stores. Sustainability and ethics now heavily influence buying decisions, pushing retailers towards responsible practices. However, challenges like supply chain issues and changing consumer needs demand agility and innovation for continued success.

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Board Search as a strategic and business-critical discipline

Anders Jorgensen | June 13, 2024

In the vast landscape of corporate governance, 'Board Search' emerges as a pivotal force with implications reaching across the globe. We analyze the intricacies of board appointments, examining their far-reaching effects on organizations worldwide. Furthermore, we highlight the strategic significance of 'Board Search,' showcasing its ability to drive international business success.

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AI's role in accelerating healthcare innovation

| June 6, 2024

The integration of AI in healthcare marks a pivotal shift towards more efficient, personalized and innovative medical solutions. As AI technologies evolve, their potential to accelerate healthcare innovation becomes increasingly clear. From enhancing clinical decision-making to revolutionizing drug discovery, AI is set to transform the landscape of healthcare delivery. Understanding AI's role in this transformation involves exploring how it can improve patient care, optimize healthcare systems, and address potential challenges and ethical considerations.

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Innovation in animal protein production

| May 29, 2024

Agribusiness is innovating with technology and sustainable practices to meet global food needs. It's evolving beyond traditional farming, focusing on eco-friendly methods and efficient supply chains to address climate change and population growth challenges. This shift is crucial for a productive, environmentally conscious and socially responsible future in agriculture.

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Innovation in the NGO sphere: Embracing technology and beyond for social good

| May 22, 2024

In the NGO sector, technology serves not merely as a tool but as a catalyst for transformation and social impact. As NGOs confront global challenges such as climate change and social inequality, integrating advanced technologies provides a pathway to enhance their services, rejuvenate their missions and broaden their impact. The Kestria NGO & Not For Profit Global Practice Group has convened four esteemed experts from around the globe to explore how embracing technology can drive innovation, improve operational efficiencies and expand outreach in meaningful ways.

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The board profile in 2024

Anders Jorgensen | May 16, 2024

Today's boards need to be not just robust, but also remarkably agile. Uncertainty and agility have surfaced as pivotal traits shaping the contours of modern corporate governance. This shift underscores the urgency for an updated blueprint of board profiles, ensuring they are equipped to steer organisations successfully in a fluctuating economic landscape.

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AI and robotics integration: Transforming production and automation

| May 15, 2024

Advancements in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT, are transforming the industrial and production sectors. This shift leads to more efficient, cost-effective and high-quality manufacturing, with a focus on sustainability and green practices. The sector is also adapting to global supply chain challenges by prioritizing resilience and flexibility to respond to market changes and geopolitical factors.

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AI ethics, regulation and business growth

| May 8, 2024

The technology sector is increasingly focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and the ethics of its use. AI has become one of the most transformative developments, impacting the future of business, living, and how things are done. Machines are now learning on their own, without regular human input, leading to accelerated efficiency, effectiveness, and cost reduction, thanks to AI. However, governments are concerned about AI; while it offers tremendous benefits if used correctly, it also poses significant risks if misused.

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Unleashing the power of experience: Why hiring talent over 50 wins

| May 1, 2024

As the demographics of the workforce shift, the proportion of older workers available and willing to work has increased. Traditional hiring practices often favor younger talent, driven by misconceptions about the capabilities and expectations of older workers. This overlooks a crucial asset seasoned professionals bring to the table.

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